James is a senior client executive in SenateSHJ’s Wellington office where he plays a leading role in the government relations team, as well as working closely with a range of public sector and corporate clients.
He brings a wealth of international experience having lived in Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining the Wellington office, James worked in Northern Ireland as a legal professional with international law firm, Baker McKenzie, and with prominent Irish law firm, A&L Goodbody. He also has government relations experience dealing with the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.
James holds a BA (Hons) in politics and government from the University of Otago, an MA International Relations (Middle East) from Durham University, and a Juris Doctor from Queen’s University Belfast.
Outside of work James is a keen football and rugby supporter, as well as an avid Scottish bagpiper taking an interest in traditional Scottish and Irish music.